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Gourmet farm to table cycling event series featuring aid stations on local farms. Inspired by the Italian gran fondo bicycle ride.

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Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine

August 26-27 – Wolfe's Neck Farm - 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, ME

Taste the bounty of both the land and the sea as you ride through Maine - where forest meets shore in rocky coastlines that echo the rugged determination of its farming community

Overview

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2017

Yes, the 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2017, including:

  • New Meet the Farmers Dinner the night before the ride with the families from our featured farms
  • Updated routes with an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge and an extra aid station on the Medio and Gran routes
  • Expanded professional course support from Silca and L.L. Bean
  • New pre-ride Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station
  • New post-ride Elite Performance Team Recovery Zone with Normatec recovery boots
  • 2 brand spankin' new Bianchi bikes to give away
  • New merchandise items including the official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit
  • Expanded post-ride festival with local vendors
  • More money for local farms through the Volunteer Competition

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME 

Saturday August 26, 2017

  • 5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at the Wolfe's Neck Farm Little River Farmstead
  • 5:30pm Free Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic for riders of all abilities, presented by Bianchi and Elite Performance Team
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the Mallet Barn (tickets required)

SUnday august 27, 2017

  • 6:30 to 8:30am Packet Pickup, Maple Hill Creamery & Vagabond Coffee Fuel-Up Station, and L.L. Bean Bicycle First Aid Station open
  • 9am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
  • 11am Ramble Ride departs
  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music by Half Moon Jug Band
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities include: barnyard and organic garden tours; history hay-wagon tours; farm stand; kayak and canoe rentals; nature trails; and ocean-front camping. 

Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 92MI

MEDIO - 58MI

PICCOLO - 35MI

RAMBLE RIDE - 11MI

Note: space is limited to 600 riders and sold out in 2016

Gran Fondo
92 miles

5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of beautiful Maine farms. Picturesque coastline. Challenging timed climbs. Earn your feast. Dine in style.  

DETAILS

  • 5,076 feet of elevation gain
  • 6 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
  • 4 timed segments
  • 2 short dirt road sections, both navigable by road bike 

ROUTE

 

Medio Fondo
58 Miles

Get up close and personal with a variety of local Maine farms and the Vacationland coast. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 3,023 feet of elevation gain
  • 5 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
  • 3 timed segments
  • 2 short dirt road sections, both navigable by road bike 

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
35 Miles

Bucolic landscapes, working farms and stunning views in and around the Maine coast. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 1,721 feet of elevation gain
  • 3 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
  • 1 timed segment
  • 1 mile of smooth and flat dirt road at the start/finish, navigable by road bike 

Route

 

Ramble Ride
11 Miles

See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local.

DETAILS

  • 1 Aid Station hosted by a local farm
  • 1 mile of smooth and flat dirt road at the start/finish, navigable by road bike 
 
Prices

STANDARD REGISTRATION

Includes post-ride barbecue, treats along your ride, and much more! (full list of amenities)


Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo
Ramble Ride - Adult
Ramble Ride - Child

Early Bird
$127.99*
$102.99*
$82.99*
$39.99
$22.99

After Jan 16
$148.99*
$123.99*
$103.99*
$39.99
$22.99

After July 24
$169.99
$154.99
$124.99
$39.99
$22.99

*Plus $3 min donation toVolunteer Competition & $7 to Wolfe's Neck Farm


FIRST CLASS REGISTRATION

Includes Standard Registration, Meet the Farmers Dinner ticket, Official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit, and more! (full list of amenities)


Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo

Early Bird
$377.99*
$352.99*
$332.99*

After Jan 16
$398.99*
$373.99*
$353.99*

After July 24
$419.99
$404.99
$374.99

*Plus $3 min donation toVolunteer Competition & $7 to Wolfe's Neck Farm


ADDITIONAL MEAL TICKETS

You don't have to ride a bike to have a great time! 

Meet the Farmers Dinner
Post-Ride Lobster Bake & Barbecue - Adult
Post-Ride
Lobster Bake & Barbecue - Child

$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Featured Farms

OVERVIEW

Farming in Maine is in transition. The Maine Farmland Trust estimates that 400,000 acres of Maine's best farmland (nearly one third of all Maine farmland in production) will be changing ownership within the next five years, simply due to the age of the farmland owners. Much of that farmland could be lost to farming without active intervention. 

Young farmers are diversifying the state's farming production. Along with Maine staple crops like blueberries and potatoes, small farms are increasingly producing organic produce, Maine maple syrup, artisan cheeses and more. 


WOLFE'S NECK FARM

Start/Finish
Freeport

Wolfe's Neck Farm is a 626-acre saltwater farm operated as a non-profit and open to the public every day free of charge. The beautiful farm is the legacy of the Smith family, who began farming the land in the 1940's and believed in the useful preservation and protection of open spaces.

Agriculture is at the heart of Wolfe's Neck Farm. The farm features grass-fed cattle, pasture-raised lamb, community gardens, a vegetable CSA, a farm stand and barnyard tours. 

The mission of Wolfe's Neck Farm is to improve the farm's long tradition of sustainable agriculture, recreation and education while preserving its open space. The organization promotes the idea that sustainable, local food is the key to healthy communities, healthy people and a healthy environment.

Learn more at WolfesNeckFarm.org.


WEALDEN FARM

Freeport

Wealden Farm raises 7 acres of mixed vegetables and sells their harvest through their roadside farmstand. The farm produces over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs, including many heirloom varieties.  

Wealden Farm takes great care to manage the land and the business with consideration for the natural and human elements that set its pace. The farm's mission is to maintain the farm, open space, disappearing way of life and rural character so important to the health of their local soils, families and economy.

Learn more at WealdenFarm.net


CRYSTAL SPRING
FARM

Brunswick

Crystal Spring Farm is a prime example of community supported agriculture.  The farm grows more than forty varieties of produce and sells shares in its CSA to promote a vegetable-filled diet. The farm hosts a community farmers' market every Saturday.

Crystal Spring Farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. The beautiful historic farm was saved from development in 1997 through the generous support of the people and businesses of nearby Brunswick.    

Learn more at CrystalSpringCSA.com.


EAST BRANCH FARM

Durham

East Branch Farm is a certified Organic diversified farm. The goal of the farm is to provide its community with high-quality organic food and to be an example of land stewardship through sustainable agriculture, educating the public and inspiring future farmers. 

The farm grows a diverse group of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The farm's animals are raised on pasture, treated humanely and are artificial hormone-free. 

Learn more and order their organic Maine maple syrup at EastBranchFarm.com.

 


SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER VILLAGE

New Gloucester

Established in 1783, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is home to the only remaining Shaker community in the world. Situated on 1,800 acres of farm and forest land with seventeen historic structures, the Village continues to be a place where the Shakers live, work and worship.

Best known for their handmade furniture and crafts, the Shaker legacy includes many achievements in agriculture, technology and innovation. The Sabbathday Lake Shakers welcome visitors to experience their history and ongoing heritage through their museum, research library, craft workshops, educational programs and Sunday worship services.   

Learn more about Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and buy their handmade products at MaineShakers.com.


PINELAND
FARMS

New Gloucester

Situated on some of the most picturesque landscapes in Maine, Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscapes. 

Part of Pineland Farms' mission is to support the Maine farming community by creating a strong brand and promoting ethical production practices. Pineland Farms is Maine's largest producer of cheese.  

Learn more at PinelandFarms.org.


SKYLINE FARM

North Yarmouth

In 1999, a group of preservation-minded residents formed a non-profit organization, pursued an aggressive fundraising campaign and purchased Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth. This is one of the few farms in the town's village center with its original land, fifty-four acres of fields and woods. 

Skyline Farm has protected its open space by putting 46 acres into a conservation easement held by the Royal River Conservation Trust. Skyline Farm now hosts a wide variety of community events, including equine activities, museum exhibits, antique auto gatherings, an art show and a music festival. 

More at SkylineFarm.org.

Menus

Post-Ride
Lobster Bake
& Barbecue

By Maine Shore Lobster Bakes

Menu

  • Whole Maine lobster from Freeport Bay
  • Mussels from Freeport Bay
  • Barbecued chicken breast marinated in lime and wildflower honey with Maine blueberry-mango salsa
  • Quinoa with tomatoes, parsley, chick peas, and lemon zest
  • Local corn
  • Baked potato
  • Corn bread
  • Summer vegetable slaw 
  • Mesculan salad with shaved peccorino and lemon herb vinaigrette
  • Fruit salad with watermelon, cantaloupe, shaved cucumber, and mint maple syrup
  • Blueberry cake
  • Lemonade, iced tea and cucumber-infused water 

Finisher Brew

Maine Beer Company pint of Peeper Ale
*Free for all finishers of age

Tickets

Included in all ride registrations
Adults: $29.99
Children under 12: $14.99


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By 111 Maine Catering

Menu

*Vegetarian options available 
Hors d’oeuvres

  • Maine lobster in gougeres, microgreens
  • Beet and potato pancakes, Maine apple chutney 
  • Local zucchini fritters, dill creme
  • Flatbread with local tomato, mozzarella, basil

First Course, served

  • Handmade ravioli with mascarpone and tarragon, Maker’s Mark cream, Maine lobster

Second Course, served

  • Local field greens, grilled peaches, candied hazelnuts, goat cheese, blueberries with aged balsamic vinaigrette 
  • Homemade yeast rolls and Standard Baking Co breads, whipped Maine maple butter

Main Course, plated

  • House marinated beef tenderloin, gorgonzola butter, fried leeks 
  • House layered potatoes, apples, gruyere
  • Grilled seasonal squashes, carrots, asparagus

Dessert, plated

  • Blueberry crisp pie
  • Maine made vanilla ice cream
  • Wicked Joe coffee service

Tickets

$94.99

Note: all menus subject to change


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Crystal Spring FARM 

Blueberry and chèvre turnovers with honey glaze - by Turtle Rock Farm
 - Featured ingredient: Maine blueberries from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

East Branch Farm

Chocolate beet cake with maple cream frosting - by Turtle Rock Farm
 - Featured ingredients: Maine maple syrup from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

Sabbathday lake shaker village

Zucchini Feta Bruschetta - by Bresca and the Honey Bee
 - Featured ingredient: Zucchini from local farms
 - Routes: Gran 

Pineland Farms

Vegetable crudité - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredients: Local vegetables and cheeses from the farm
 - Routes: Gran & Medio

Skyline Farm

Carrot cake cookies - by Spun Bakery
 - Featured ingredient: Carrots from local farms
 - Routes: Gran & Medio

WEALDEN FARM

 - Featured ingredients: Fresh vegetables from the farm's roadside stand
 - Routes: Medio, Piccolo & Ramble Ride

Note: all aid stations are also stocked with ride fuel from GU & Clif Bar

Travel Information

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME 04032
Free on-site parking

 

Official Event Hotel

Coming soon...

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau and Freeport USA

 
 

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